Social Media Image Sizes Guide (Updated 2022) | Constant Contact (2022)

Every day, millions of users log in to social media to connect with family, friends, and businesses they care about. There’s a tremendous opportunity for you to grow your small businesses, nonprofit, or personal brand on social media, but to look professional, you’ll want to make sure you’re familiar with the correct social media image sizes.

But don’t worry about keeping track of every platform’s preferred photo and post sizes! We’ve compiled an updated list of the correct social media image sizes for each platform below. Simply click on the platform you’re interested in or scroll for the full list of preferred image dimensions for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and more!

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  • Facebook image sizes and dimensions
    • Facebook cover photo: 830 x 312 pixels
    • Facebook profile photo: 170 x 170 pixels
    • Facebook post image size: 1080 x 1080 pixels
  • Facebook Event cover photo size: 1200 x 628 pixels
  • Instagram image sizes and dimensions
    • Instagram profile picture size: 110 x 110 pixels
    • Instagram post size: 1080 x 1080 pixels
    • Instagram Story size: 1080 x 1920 pixels
    • IGTV size: 1080 x 1920 pixels
    • Instagram Reels size: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pinterest image sizes and dimensions
    • Pinterest profile image size: 165 x 165 pixels
    • Pinterest post (or Pin) image size: 236 pixel width OR 660 pixel height, or a 2:3 aspect ratio
  • Twitter image sizes and dimensions
    • Twitter profile photo size: 400 x 400 pixels
    • Twitter header photo size: 1500 x 500 pixels
    • Twitter Card (or shared link) image size: 1200 x 628 pixels
    • Twitter post photo size: 1200 x 675 pixels
  • YouTube image sizes and dimensions
    • YouTube profile image size: 800 x 800 pixels
    • YouTube cover photo size: 2560 x 1440 pixels
    • YouTube video thumbnail image size: 1280 x 720 pixels
  • LinkedIn image sizes and dimensions
    • LinkedIn company profile photo size: 300 x 300 pixels
    • LinkedIn company banner photo size: 1128 x 191 pixels
    • LinkedIn post image size: 1200 x 1200 pixels
    • LinkedIn profile picture size: 400 x 400 pixels
  • Why it matters to use the correct social media image sizes and formats
  • Free tools to create eye-catching social media images with the correct dimensions
  • Download our free social media image sizes cheat sheet

Facebook image sizes and dimensions

Facebook cover photo: 830 x 312 pixels

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Your Facebook cover photo is the banner image that appears at the top of your page. Try to keep this image at 820 x 312 pixels and beware that anything smaller will be stretched to fit.

Stuck on what to choose for your cover photo? Check out these Facebook cover photo ideas.

Facebook profile photo: 170 x 170 pixels

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Your profile picture appears just under your cover photo on your page. It also shows up next to every post and ad you publish, so when it comes to your profile photo, make sure to use an image that represents you or your brand. It should be at least 170 x 170 pixels.

Facebook post image size: 1080 x 1080 pixels

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Want to share a post to your brand page that includes an image? Images that are shared in a post have a recommended size of 1080 x 1080 pixels. This square format (also called a 1:1 ratio) will look the best on both the desktop and mobile Facebook feed when you’re trying to primarily showcase a picture

Pro tip: Use your Facebook Page to really showcase your brand and create a cohesive, identifiable profile. You can do this by using your company logo as your profile picture and a photo that speaks to who you are as a brand for your cover photo.
Read our tips for how you can promote your Facebook page.

Facebook Event cover photo size: 1200 x 628 pixels

Creating a Facebook Event is a great way to generate awareness for your upcoming event, whether it’s in-person or virtual. When creating your event listing on Facebook, you can upload a cover photo to provide context for the event. Cover photos for Facebook Events have a recommended size of 1200 x 628 pixels.

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Instagram image sizes and dimensions

Instagram profile picture size: 110 x 110 pixels

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Instagram is all about images, so it’s important to get things right. For your profile picture, use an image that is 110 x 110 pixels. Keep in mind that this will be cropped as a circle, so be aware of any details that may be lost at the edges.

Instagram post size: 1080 x 1080 pixels

Uploaded in-feed images on Instagram can be square (1080 x 1080 pixels) or rectangular (4:5 ratio). The thumbnails that preview your uploads on your profile appear as 161 x 161 pixels.

Instagram Story size: 1080 x 1920 pixels

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Instagram Stories are one of the best ways to engage with your followers with full-screen content. When posting to Stories, be sure to use the recommended resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels or an aspect ratio of 9:16.

IGTV size: 1080 x 1920 pixels

IGTV allows for longer-form videos to be posted to Instagram. The best dimension for these videos is 1080 x 1920 pixels, an aspect ratio of 9:16. Just like with Instagram Stories, this format will display your content full-screen for a super engaging experience for your followers.

Instagram Reels size: 1080 x 1920 pixels

Instagram Reels are a full-screen video experience. That means you’ll want to aim for the same dimensions as Instagram Stories — 1080 x 1920 pixels, or a 9:16 aspect ratio.

Pro tip: Short content is in on Instagram! With more than 300 million daily users, Instagram Stories and Reels are a good place to focus this year when creating short-form content. Check out our tips for how to get started on Instagram.

Pinterest image sizes and dimensions

Pinterest profile image size: 165 x 165 pixels

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Your Pinterest profile image helps users recognize your brand. Profile images on Pinterest appear at 165 x 165 pixels on the homepage.

Pinterest post (or Pin) image size: 236 pixel width OR 660 pixel height, or a 2:3 aspect ratio

Each individual post on Pinterest is called a Pin. Pins on the main page, or on a board, will appear at 236 pixels wide with a scaled height. Once expanded, Pins have a minimum width of 660 pixels with a scaled height.

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When creating a Pin for Pinterest, it is recommended to use a high-quality, vertical image with an aspect ratio of 2:3 (such as 1000 x 1500 pixels).

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Pro tip: Pinterest is all about organization. When creating boards for your profile, be sure to keep content relevant. For example, a board on home decor should not include recipes. Be sure to choose a relevant thumbnail photo for each board as well to entice your audience to click.

Next: Read our tips for how to get your Pins seen on Pinterest.

Twitter image sizes and dimensions

Twitter profile photo size: 400 x 400 pixels

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For your Twitter profile photo, it is recommended to use a 400 x 400 pixels square image, although Twitter will crop it to appear as a circle.

Twitter header photo size: 1500 x 500 pixels

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Your header photo on Twitter should be 1500 x 500 pixels. Make sure to choose an image that represents your brand/business.

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When sharing a link, Twitter will generate a Twitter Card to display the image associated. This image will appear at 1200 x 628 pixels.

Twitter post photo size: 1200 x 675 pixels

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When Tweeting a single image, the photo will appear at 1200 x 675 pixels.

Pro tip: Twitter truncates image previews within Tweets. This means that if you tweet a single image, it will appear collapsed before a user clicks on it to expand the full image. For this reason, be sure to avoid awkward cropping by horizontally centering your content.

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Next: Read our article on 10 things to do when getting started on Twitter.

YouTube image sizes and dimensions

YouTube profile image size: 800 x 800 pixels

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Your YouTube channel profile image shows a user whose channel they are on. Your YouTube channel profile image should be 800 x 800 pixels and should use either your company logo or a photo of yourself so people can easily identify your brand.

YouTube cover photo size: 2560 x 1440 pixels

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YouTube allows you to upload a cover photo for your channel, further building your brand identity. The minimum image size for your cover photo is 2560 x 1440 pixels with an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Pro tip: YouTube cover photos can be tricky, to say the least. Although YouTube requires a very large image for your cover photo, only a sliver of this photo will be visible on desktop and mobile devices. Make sure to check your photo and adjust the crop using YouTube’s channel art tool before publishing to avoid any awkward cropping.

YouTube video thumbnail image size: 1280 x 720 pixels

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When uploading videos to YouTube, custom thumbnails can be very useful in garnering attention for your content. Custom YouTube thumbnails for your videos should be 1280 x 720 pixels.

Next: Read our tips for how to get started on a YouTube channel.

LinkedIn image sizes and dimensions

LinkedIn company profile photo size: 300 x 300 pixels

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Uploading your company logo as your business page image ensures that customers, employees, and others can easily identify your profile. Your company logo image should be 300 x 300 pixels.

LinkedIn company banner photo size: 1128 x 191 pixels

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LinkedIn’s company business background image covers the entire top of the page. It is recommended to upload an image around 1128 x 191 pixels.

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LinkedIn post image size: 1200 x 1200 pixels

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Posting to your business page on LinkedIn is a great way to share exciting company news or updates. If you’re going to include an image in your post, use the recommended size of 1200 x 1200 pixels.

Pro tip: LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network — so keep it professional. Make sure that your posts, and images, are appropriate for the audience and focus on building relationships with industry leaders or finding new employees rather than driving traffic or prospecting for new customers.

LinkedIn profile picture size: 400 x 400 pixels

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Make sure your personal profile is connected to your company page, is filled out, and represents you well with a nice profile picture. The recommended LinkedIn profile picture size is 400 x 400 pixels.

Next: Learn how to use LinkedIn Groups.

Did you know people can recall 65 percent of the visual content they see almost three days later? This statistic is especially impressive when you compare that to written content, of which only 10 percent is recalled three days after it’s read. Hopefully, you won’t forget this blog post in three days!

It’s clear that you shouldn’t ignore the power of visuals when it comes to social media marketing. However, it’s a challenge to keep up with the ever-changing image size guidelines for social media. The impact of posting visuals goes down when you post one that is awkwardly cropped or can’t be viewed on certain devices, so it’s important to get it right.

That’s why we’ve created this social media image size guide for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can refer back to it as you create content throughout the year.

Free tools to create eye-catching social media images with the correct dimensions

Photography and photo editing not your forté? No worries. Image tools such as Canva, Stencil, Snappa, PicMonkey, Pablo, and Adobe Spark make it easy. They even have customizable social media image templates perfectly sized for each platform!

Constant Contact also makes creating custom images easy. Our image editor allows you to easily crop images and add text, stickers, or overlays to spice up your visuals. You can also add your edited images to your Library and then save them to your computer.

Additionally, our integration with Shutterstock provides access to a stock image gallery with millions of professional quality and royalty-free stock images. Images are available for free, or to purchase, and can be added to the Library to be used in your emails, events, and surveys.

Download and save our handy social media image size guide below so you can quickly reference the correct image dimensions for Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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FAQs

What size should images be for Constant Contact? ›

Most Constant Contact templates are about 600 pixels wide, so if you want an image to span the full width of your email when viewed on a desktop, we recommend using an image that's at least 600-650 pixels wide. Anything smaller could look blurry if resized to fit the email width.

What size should a Facebook post be 2022? ›

Facebook timeline photo and post sizes:

Recommended size: 1200 x 630 pixels. Minimum size: 600 x 315 pixels.

What size should images be for social media? ›

Image size guidelines for all social media platforms: Facebook Image Size – 1200 x 628 pixels. Twitter Image Size – 900 x 450 pixels. Instagram Size – 1080 x 1080 pixels.

What is the size of a Constant Contact email? ›

There is a 5mb limit on file size that can be attached to a Constant Contact email. My weekly email contains up to 6 mb.

What size should images be for email marketing? ›

Just make sure they are smaller than 480 x 480. Header images can and should be slightly larger than subsequent images (the ones in the content portion of your email). While using Emma's email editor, you'll want to adjust your image size to have a maximum width of 600-700px and a maximum height of 100-200px.

What are the dimensions for social media posts? ›

Image sizes for social posts
FacebookInstagram
Recommended square image size1200w x 1200h (px) Minimum: 500w x 500h (px)1080w x 1080h (px) Minimum: 600w x 600h (px) Instagram scales square images down 1:1 to 510w x 510h (px) in the news feed
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What is the best size for Instagram and Facebook post? ›

For Facebook, the ideal image size is 1200×630 pixels. And on Instagram, images should be 1080×1080 pixels. By using the correct size images, you can ensure that your photos look their best and that your followers can see them.

What is the new size for Facebook post? ›

THE NEW OPTIMAL FACEBOOK POST IMAGE SIZE IS 940 x 788 PIXELS IN 2022. Facebook app view of the image on iPhone below… The Facebook post image template on Canva already uses the 940 x 788 pixels image size so you do not have to worry about the optimal image size.

What image size is best for Facebook? ›

The Facebook recommended image size for sharing images and sharing links with an image is 1,200 x 630 pixels. Whether you're sharing landscape, portrait, or square images, Facebook will resize it to 500 pixels wide and scale the height accordingly.

What is the best image size for Instagram? ›

Instagram post size.

The ideal size for square posts is 1080px by 1080px at a 1:1 aspect ratio. For landscape posts, use an image that is 1080px by 566px, with an aspect ratio of 1.91:1. Vertical images should be sized at 1080px by 1350px with a 4:5 aspect ratio.

What is the image size for Instagram? ›

When you share a photo on Instagram, regardless of whether you're using Instagram for iPhone or Android, we make sure to upload it at the best quality resolution possible (up to a width of 1080 pixels).

What is Instagram post size ratio? ›

While Instagram recommends a post ratio of 1.91:1, you can actually go as far as 16:9.

How do I make a picture bigger in Constant Contact? ›

Crop, resize, embellish, and enhance images after they've been uploaded to your Library
  1. Click the Library tab.
  2. Click the pencil icon next to the image you want to edit.
  3. Click Image Editor.
  4. Use the icons along the side of the screen to enhance your image:
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How do I add a PNG file to Constant Contact? ›

Upload an image to your Library
  1. Click Library.
  2. Click Upload to Library > My Computer.
  3. Click and drag the photo from your computer into the Upload To Library overlay, or click "or browse your computer to upload."
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What is the best format to send pictures via email? ›

JPEG (JPG)

JPEG images (Joint Photographic Experts Group) are the most common format used for photographic images in email and online.

Is PNG or JPEG better for email? ›

For images containing text, always consider choosing GIF format before JPEG. Alternatively, PNG format can be used as it also handles text very well and it is therefore suitable for saving images with text as well. Another advantage with GIF is that parts of the image can be made transparent.

How small should email images be? ›

Email marketing image sizes: Best practices

Whatever image you've chosen to upload into that area should be sized to 600 x 200 pixels before uploading (with one exception noted below).

What is the size of social media post in Photoshop? ›

Recommended 2048 x 1152 pixels. Safe area for mobile and web (without text and logo cropping) 1546 x 423 pixels. Maximum file size: 4MB. Image types: JPG, GIF, BMP or PNG.

What size image is best for twitter? ›

The ideal image size and aspect ratio are 1200px X 675px and 16:9, respectively. The maximum file size is 5MB for photos and animated GIFs. You can go up to 15MB if you're posting via their website. You can tweet up to four images per post.

What is Facebook aspect ratio? ›

Facebook Size Guide #1: Feed Photo Posts

For optimal viewing on mobile, it's best to use vertical images with an aspect ratio of 4:5 and 1200 x 1500 px. For square images, opt for a resolution of 1080 x 1080px. And for vertical images use 1200 x 1500 px.

How do I resize an image without losing quality? ›

The higher the resolution, the more pixels there are in the image, and the better the quality. If you want to resize an image without losing quality, you need to make sure that the "Resample Image" checkbox is unchecked. This checkbox tells Photoshop to change the number of pixels in the image.

How can I make my whole picture fit on Facebook Mobile? ›

How to upload Full size profile picture without cropping on Facebook

How do you fit a full size picture on Instagram? ›

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How do I post a photo on Facebook 2022? ›

Classic mobile browser experience
  1. At the top of your Feed, tap Photo.
  2. Tap Camera to take a photo, or tap Browse to select photos from your phone.
  3. Tap Post.
  4. To choose your audience, tap the audience selector below your name.
  5. Tap Post.

How do I add photos to an existing post on Facebook page 2022? ›

If you're on a computer, hover your mouse over the current image to see the Add Photos/Videos button. Select a photo. This will add the pictures you select to the existing post. On the mobile app: Tap the photo you want to add to the post, then tap Done/Next at the top right corner of the screen.

How do I upload HD photos to Facebook 2022? ›

Here's how to upload a high-quality video to Facebook on Android, along with photos.
  1. Tap the menu icon in the top right corner.
  2. Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Preferences section and select Media.
  4. To upload HD video, ensure Optimised is on.

How do I add a picture to Constant Contact? ›

Upload an image to your Library
  1. Click Library.
  2. Click Upload to Library > My Computer.
  3. Click and drag the photo from your computer into the Upload To Library overlay, or click "or browse your computer to upload."
5 Aug 2022

How do I make a picture bigger in Constant Contact? ›

Crop, resize, embellish, and enhance images after they've been uploaded to your Library
  1. Click the Library tab.
  2. Click the pencil icon next to the image you want to edit.
  3. Click Image Editor.
  4. Use the icons along the side of the screen to enhance your image:
2 May 2022

How do I resize photos to email? ›

Set image dimensions for optimal display on a mobile device
  1. Click on the image to open the toolbar, then click Replace.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Click the Transform icon.
  4. Check the "Lock Resolution" box.
  5. Change the width to something smaller than 480 pixels. ...
  6. Click Export.
  7. Click Insert.
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How do I put pictures side by side in Constant Contact? ›

Laying out images in your email | Constant Contact - YouTube

Does Constant Contact have templates? ›

Choose from hundreds of beautifully designed, mobile-responsive email templates for your business. They're easy to edit and customize, so you can use them for whatever you want to say-whenever you want to say it.

How do you use Constant Contact? ›

Constant Contact Tutorial 2022 + Build an Email List (Step ... - YouTube

What does padding mean in Constant Contact? ›

Increase or decrease the amount of space above and below an image. Image padding gives you finer control over how much distance there is between images and the content that surrounds them.

How do you make an image wider? ›

Increase the size of a picture in Photoshop
  1. Open the photo in Photoshop.
  2. Click on the Image menu and then click on Image Size.
  3. In the Image Size dialog box, make sure the Constrain Proportions box is checked.
  4. Adjust the photo size by width or height, entering a larger number.
  5. After you've entered a new size, press OK.

How do I resize a JPEG image? ›

How to Resize a JPEG - YouTube

How do I resize an image for Facebook? ›

When you upload a photo, Facebook shows you a thumbnail of the image. Roll the mouse pointer over the thumbnail and you'll see a paintbrush icon with the caption, “Edit Photo.” Click the icon to bring up the Photo Editor. Slide the slider below your photo to enlarge or reduce it.

What is the best size to send photos by email? ›

In general, if you are e-mailing the pictures to friends who will view them on a computer screen, you will want to send them pictures in the jpeg format at 640 x 480 pixels. If you are printing the pictures, you need about 150 pixels per inch of print size.

How can I email a file larger than 25MB? ›

Gmail lets you send files or photos larger than 25MB. Users can use Google Drive to send larger files through Gmail. One can also use WeTransfers to send up to 2GB files.

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